The Marines say they exceeded their goal of 18,000 toys and had enough to provide for struggling families this Christmas. Doors opened at 7:00 this morning and parents picked out presents well into the afternoon. The Marines tell us, they love the chance to give families a Merry Christmas and parents say they're just thankful for the experience.
Mom Julie Brown says, "When we left Kansas, we didn't come with anything, we sold everything, basically starting completely over, so Christmas was going to be a little bit rough, and Toys for Tots made it a lot easier." And Marine SSgt. Jeff Seymour explains, "It's pretty heartwarming, we've had a few cases that have made the Marines tear up, when they come in the door, so it's a real joy to do this."